Professional Writing Brochure November 2013 - Page 14

Danielle SHARP Marketing Staff Assistant Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau Detroit, Michigan Danielle Sharp, a 2011 Professional Writing graduate, is putting her skills to work in Michigan’s largest city. Her position at Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) provides many opportunities to ?ex her PW muscles. Sharp works with DMCVB’s leisure publication, Visit Detroit, contributes to media relations, and works with the organization’s social media and web presences. “Projects I work on vary in length, tone, purpose, and audience. It’s rewarding to work with people who trust me to make their ideas sound good on paper and online,” Sharp explained. Sharp has sound advice for job seekers: “Don’t settle! Recent graduates are assets to employers, so don’t accept a job you’re overquali?ed for.” Jonathan VEREECKE Content Project Editor at Cengage Learning Farmington Hills, Michigan Jonathan Vereecke graduated in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in English and an additional major in Professional Writing, concentrating in editing and publishing. Vereecke currently works as a content project editor at Cengage Learning in Farmington Hills, Michigan and says that his favorite part of his job is project management. “I like taking a process from beginning to end. In this case, I take a rough manuscript and process it into a book.” Vereecke explained that PW allowed him to gain focus while also ?nding an industry he would love to work in. “Nothing will happen to you if you don’t do something; volunteer and apply for competitions. Set your sights on temporary or contracting positions. These will keep your résumé active and also lead to more interviews,” he said.